A nourishing tinted lip balm halfway between sheer and opaque. Soften lips with a cushion of color that’s not quite sheer, not quite opaque—but something perfectly in between. This moisturizing balm is loaded with mango and shea butters to make dry, delicate lips feel comfortably soft and smooth.
Clinique’s new Chubby Stick Intense Moisturizing Lip Colour Balms are a more pigmented version of their well-known Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balms. The Intense version comes in eight (8) shades. This review is for the shade Grandest Grape, which is a deep raspberry color.
This lip balm comes in a plastic tube shaped like a jumbo pencil. The base twists to push up the product inside so that you don’t have to sharpen it.
Grandest Grape looks like a very deep purple in the packaging, but applies with a more pink-purple tone on the lips, making it dramatic but wearable. You can apply the color from the pencil and leave it at its full strength, or dab the color off for a lighter effect. The color is nearly opaque when applied straight from the tube but doesn’t cover the natural texture of your lips.
The formula for this balm is emollient and makes the lips feel soft. But I didn’t find that the balm was actually all that moisturizing.
The color traveled a bit outside of the are where I initially applied it. Rubbing your lips together will aggravate this effect. The product lasts on the lips for about two (2) to three (3) hours and leaves a noticeable stain on the lips for another couple of hours afterward.
I didn’t feel or smell any minty or menthol-like quality to this balm.
Ovearll, I like this Chubby Stick Intense, but I think Revlon’s Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains do an even better job for a much more affordable price.
Ease of Use: 9/10
This balm glides across the skin pretty easily and the neutral tone of this color makes precise application less important.
For $16.00 you get 0.1 ounce of product, which is a great price point for a brand like Clinique and compared to other lip tints sold at Sephora.
This sample was provided for consideration purposes by the brand or a PR company. Reviews are always honest and never paid for.